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First on Scene: A Look at South African Paramedics

Last year, I'd blogged about my respect for the emergency services and the tough situations they face as they do their job. I'd decided on creating a project that looked at the work they did, the stresses and general feeling of what it must be like to be a paramedic in South Africa. Fast-forward a year, hundreds of hours embedded with the various teams around South Africa, the project is finished and ready to ...

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Greg Marinovich

During the final, bloody days of South African apartheid, four remarkable young men--photographers, friends and rivals--sometimes banded together to lessen the danger as they covered the violence erupting in the townships. ...

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Disappearing Cultures & Tradition: The Bushman

Facing oppression and murderous attacks, the Bushman population soon dwindled from several million to less than 100,000. Many of the Bushman people today have not only lost rights to land, they have lost their rights as a people. ...

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Lebogang Nkoane and 75

75, is a daily collaborative photographic project by Lebogang Nkoane. It is an idea derived from Sinah Ntholi Nkoane, a photography - journal he has been running for five years or so. ...

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Rethink: The Afrikaner

The Afrikaner “selfwerksaamheid” (“self reliance”) approach to life is strictly observed and followed in Orania. Afrikaners fill all jobs from management to labour, and man all services such as schools and shops. Emphasis is placed upon a communal way of living - everyone helps out where needed. This way of living has often given outsiders the impression that Orania and its people are living in the past, and are clinging to an untenable, race-based heritage. ...

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Abraham Onoriode Oghobase

Abraham Onoriode Oghobase is a Nigerian photographer and artist who is currently exploring the issues faced by humans and their emotions. His 'The Tunnel' project looks at those who call The Katamantu train station home in Ghana. ...

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Myriam Abdelaziz

Myriam Abdelaziz is a French photographer of Egyptian origins who is currently based in New York. She has looked at the plight of many Dafuris who are currently living in Cairo and documented the struggles they faced on a daily basis. ...

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Yo-Yo Gonthier

This month we look at Yo-Yo Gonthier, originaly from Niger but now residing in Paris. Yo-Yo frequently looks at how Africa's past colonial past has influenced the architecture and people of a country. In his 'Monuments' series, he looks at how memorials to France's colonial past are present yet invisible in public places. His use of colour and the fact that his images are often not subjected to the usual retouching process so many ...

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Ilan Godfrey | Living With Crime

Ilan Godfrey's 'Living with Crime' project looks at victims of crime in South Africa, who have suffered a horrendous ordeal or lost a loved one due to violent crime. People in South Africa are almost desensitized to the way they live and from what he has learned is that communities have adapted to this way of living on a daily basis, this was no different for Ilan growing up in Johannesburg. He saw friends and ...

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Lebohang Mashiloane | Living In the Dark

In my continued effort to showcase the work being produced by fellow Africans, I was alerted to the work of Lebohang Mashiloane by Thato Mogotsi of The Times (thanks!). He's spent a considerable amount of time looking at the some of the social issues being faced by those trying to find a new life in South Africa. The one that really made me notice ...

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